Dr Raymond Tervo

Autism a Focus of Professional Meetings in Beijing

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It iTervo BJ 2s the mission of LIH Olivia’s Place to improve the quality and prevalence of pediatric rehabilitation services in China and to help all children with special needs receive professional and effective rehabilitation service. In addition to providing high quality of service, LIH Olivia’s Place is also committed to promoting communication and interaction among professionals in this field. In November, Dr. Raymond Tervo, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, participated in several professional development events in Beijing.With abundant research and clinical experience, Dr. Tervo has previously practiced at the Mayo Clinic and as a professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota.

On 23 November, Dr. Tervo shared his knowledge on the theory and practice of autism intervention with experts and clinicians from Beijing United Family Healthcare and Oasis International Hospital. In the workshop, Dr. Tervo also shared his clinical experiences and enthusiastically discussed problems in research and diagnosis.
BJ Tervo 4On 29 November, Xicheng Disabled Person’s Federation of Beijing and LIH Olivia’s Place Beijing jointly organized a lecture where Dr. Tervo again introduced theory and practice of autism interventions. More than seventy people participated in this lecture, including special education teachers from Xicheng District, doctors from the Mental Disease Prevention Institute at Pingan Hospital, pediatricians from Xicheng District Maternal and Child Healthcare Hospital, and staff from the the federation. Dr. Tervo introduced the historical background, definition, prevalence, cause, diagnostic process, and interventions for autism. He answered questions and provided detailed explanations to particpants. In the Q & A session, a teacher from Peizhi School discussed and exchanged views on behavioral causes and training of autistic children she found in her teaching experience with Dr. Tervo.

LIH Olivia’s Place Shenzhen Hosts China-US DBP Summit of Guangdong Province

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Key Attendees of the SummitLIH Olivia’s Place Shenzhen Pediatric Clinic successfully hosted the first China-US Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Summit of Guangdong Province on December 4th. The summit was co-organized by the Guangdong Medical Association’s Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Society, the Shenzhen Medical Association’s Pediatrics Society, and LIH Olivia’s Place Shenzhen. The summit welcomed over 30 pediatric specialists from all over Guangdong province and promoted academic exchange on key issues of developmental behavioral pediatrics. Professor Zou Xiaobing, Director of the Developmental-Behavioral Center at the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, and Mr. Li Yaopei, Executive Vice President and Secretary General of the Shenzhen Medical Association, addressed the group as keynote speakers. Also in attendance were Ms. Luo Xiaoqiong, Deputy Secretary-General of the Shenzhen Medical Association, and Mr. Sun Changsen, CEO of LIH Healthcare.

During his keynote speech, Professor Zou Xiaobing noted that with the development of society, culture, and economy, pediatric medicine has made remarkable advances in the past few decades thanks to the efforts of pediatric medical staff everywhere. At the same time, with the increasing pace of social development and daily life, comes changes to children’s living environment and increased awareness of mental health concerns. The result is that the medical model is increasingly one that connects the biological, the psychological, and the social. Although many health problems urgently need to be addressed in traditional pediatrics, there are now significant changes to our understanding of the spectrum of pediatric illnesses. Diagnoses of ADHD, learning disorders, and autism spectrum disorder have been increasing among children year by year, and child development and behavioral disorders have become important issues in pediatrics.

Mr. Li Yaopei, Executive Vice President of the Shenzhen Medical Association, addressed the public health implications of developmental and behavioral disorders during his keynote, and why it needed to be on the agendas of medical institutions, academic organizations, and governments at all levels, and to increase scientific and clinical research efforts. Moreover, he stressed that from a social perspective, regarding the families of children with autism as a vulnerable social group, we need to have “three hearts” for them: first is to have “the heart full of love”, from the social, medical, and health point of view, we should care for and love them; the second is to have ” perseverance”, that positive social outcomes are difficult to achieve without long-term sustained attention from society; and the third is “dedication” – dedicated responsibility towards individual rehabilitative treatment.

Dr. Yang Binrang, Shenzhen Children's Hospital, addresses the audience about learning disorders

Dr. Yang Binrang, Shenzhen Children’s Hospital, addresses the audience about learning disorders

After the keynotes, Professor Zou Xiaobing, and Dr. Raymond C. Tervo, Chief Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician of LIH Healthcare, and Dr. Yang Binrang Director of Child Healthcare Department at Shenzhen Children’s Hospital each made presentations. Professor Zou introduced the history of developmental behavioral pediatrics and emphasized the importance of early screening, diagnosis, and intervention in developmental-behavioral disorders. Dr. Tervo presented clinical research on the effects of medication in the treatment of children with developmental delay and ADHD. Dr. Yang gave a comprehensive presentation on the pathogenesis of learning disorders, its early manifestation, and the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of learning disorders.

The summit fostered an academic exchange of ideas between Chinese and American pediatric specialists and motivated attendees to promote the improvement and progress of early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of children with developmental and behavioral disorders in Guangdong Province and throughout China.

Shanghai Team Hosts ‘Pop Up’ Conference on Autism

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The Shanghai team, supported by LIH Healthcare Chief Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician Dr. Raymond Tervo, offered a daylong training on assessment and intervention for autism through different pathways. Speakers at the November 18 event included pediatricians, speech-language therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and behavioral therapists.  The ‘pop up’ event was attended by approximately 60 invited guests. Dr. Tervo opened the day’s discussions with an introduction to current theory and practice in the area of autism. A number of the clinicians from our team spoke on autism-related topics, interventions and clinical experience. We were delighted to see so many familiar and new faces from the educational and medical communities of Shanghai, Suzhou, and Nanjing. Watch out for details of our next “pop –up” conference in the near future or contact Heidi Gao for more information.


Dr. Raymond Tervo Named Chief DBP of LIH Healthcare

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Dr. Raymond  Tervo

Dr. Raymond Tervo

Dr Raymond Tervo , Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, most recently with the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, has joined LIH Healthcare, commencing in November.

Dr Tervo brings with him extensive experience gained in both clinical and academic settings in the care of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. His most recent appointment was as Senior Consultant at the Mayo Clinic Minnesota and he has served as Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. Originally from Canada, Dr Tervo obtained his BS from University of Toronto and MD from McMaster University.

Throughout his career Dr Tervo has been a widely published and highly regarded researcher with strong academic interest and clinical expertise in a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, ADHD and developmental delays.

In his new role as LIH Healthcare Chief Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Dr Tervo brings this wealth of experience to China. Dr. Tervo will be providing clinical consultations, joining our multidisciplinary professional teams, as well as conducting training programs in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, and Kunming.

Mayo Clinic Pediatrician Shares Knowledge and Fosters Discussion in 4 Cities

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Dr. Raymond  Tervo

Dr. Raymond Tervo

Dr. Raymond Tervo is an American pediatrician with the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, US, has a half a century of experience in pediatrics. His work, has included clinical research on neurodevelopment assessment, genetic testing for global developmental delay, self-injurious behaviors, and addressing problems encountered during treatment by families of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Throughout his career, he has promoted and developed care and services for children and their families.

Brent Johnson, Nelson Chow, Dr. Raymond Tervo, Sun Changshen, Dr. Yu Peng

Brent Johnson, Nelson Chow, Dr. Raymond Tervo, Sun Changshen, Dr. Yu Peng

As a medical adviser for LIH Healthcare, Dr. Tervo planned a comprehensive trip during late August and early September to learn more about the state of rehabilitation in China and share his knowledge with LIH Healthcare teams as well as with numerous healthcare providers in the cities we serve. His first stop was our corporate headquarters in Beijing. There, Dr. Tervo met with President Sun Changshen, CEO Nelson Chow, COO Brent Johnson, and other senior leaders and discussed the direction of rehabilitation in China. Dr. Tervo greatly impressed the executive team with his dedication to the field of rehabilitation and profound knowledge. During his trip, Dr. Tervo visited Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Kunming and shared his ideas and experiences with doctors, therapists, faculty and students in the areas of developmental behavioral pediatrics, pediatric neurology, pediatric health care, and pediatric rehabilitation.


In Beijing
tervo-bj-160831On 30 August, Beijing LIH Oliva’s Place presented together with the Pediatric Institution of Capital Medical University. Dr. Tervo gave a lecture on Child Development Delays. The lecture attracted more than 100 medical staff, including doctors, research personnel, nurses, and therapists, from medical institutions from throughout Beijing.

tervo-bj-2The Forum & 2016 Sino-America Behavior Development Disorder Tele-health Workshop was held by the Behavior Development Pediatric Group of Beijing Medical Society and LIH Olivia’s Place. Dr. Tervo spoke on Telehealth Coaching: Assessment and Intervention for Children with Developmental Disabilities, with professionals from more than 30 medical institution attending this lecture. During this event, Sun Changshen, President of LIH Healthcare, expressed his personal commitment and shared the company’s continued focus contributing to research in the field of developmental behavioral pediatrics in China.

In Shanghai
On 3 September, Assessment and Treatment of Childhood ADHD, an activity of The 11th Shanghai Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, was held by Shanghai Sunshine Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Tervo presented on Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD. On the same day, Dr. Tervo also attended a seminar held by Xinhua Hospital, the affiliated hospital of Shanghai Jiaotong University, together with The First Rehabilitation Hospital and LIH Oliva’s Place. About 150 people attended the seminar, including speech therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, and parents. Nelson Chow, CEO of LIH Healthcare, attended the event at Xinhua Hospital. On behalf of the company, he expressed LIH Healthcare’s readiness to promote development within the field of pediatric rehabilitation in China. In addition to Mr. Chow, Dr. Fengyi Kuo, Occupational Therapist at LIH Olivia’s Place Shanghai, and Dr. Susan Cadzow, LIH Healthcare Director of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics also attended the seminar.


Secretary Wen, Shenzhen Children's Hospital

Secretary Wen, Shenzhen Children’s Hospital

In Shenzhen
On 4 September, Dr. Tervo travelled to Shenzhen to speak on Telehealth Coaching: Assessment and Intervention for Children with Development Disabilities and Development Delay Patterns. This seminar was held jointly by Shenzhen Children Hospital and Shenzhen LIH Oliva’s Place.

Secretary Wen from Shenzhen Children Hospital acted as the host and gave a warm welcome to Dr. Tervo. More than 200 people attended the forum, including pediatricians, therapists, special education teachers, students, and parents. Clinicians in attendance were mainly from the departments of rehabilitation, developmental behavioral pediatrics, psychology, and speech and language at Shenzhen Children Hospital and other hospitals in the area specializing in maternal and child health.


km-tervo-visit-1In Kunming
From September 6 to 7, Dr. Tervo gave four speeches at an academic forum held by Kunming LIH SkyCity Rehabilitation Hospital and Yunnan Rehabilitation Medicine Society. The four speeches were Development Screening, Development Delay Patterns, Autism, and ADHD. LIH Healthcare President Sun Changshen, Yunnan Rehabilitation Medicine Society & Rehabilitation Committee Member Professor Liu Yun, and Director George Wang of LIH SkyCity Rehabilitation Hospital were present. Attendees included clinicians from the specialties of rehabilitation, pediatrics, and child healthcare.

Research on Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and Promoting Telehealth in China
One of Dr. Tervo’s primary focuses during his trip was Telehealth coaching: Assessment and Intervention for Children with Developmental Disabilities. He noted that telehealth standards have reached a level which compares favorably with on-site medical methods in the area of child development and behavior. Meanwhile, it can solve problems related to medical resources, distance, and affordability. Dr. Tervo expressed the hope that Chinese children can benefit from telehealth technology.

Currently, Dr. Tervo is working with University of Minnesota to promote the application of telehealth in China, and is hoping that this program can be implemented in the very near future. Meanwhile, Dr. Tervo also pointed out that research in the field of child development and behavior research in China is still at an early stage. He believes we are at a critical point for China and has expressed his willingness to contribute his own efforts to help people access better rehabilitation services.